Provide strategies for the enhancement of the National Health Services
Table 7. National Health Service Plan
|Assessing priority areas for the National
Health Service Plan
||Identify critical areas of concern for
planning and development
||There should be emphasis on:
· Prevention and Health
· Community involvement
· Client Focused Care
· Greater accountability in
the private and public sector
|What type of plans are essential for providing
quality of service?
||Adopt the most cost effective types of plans
that would ensure quality of care
||Integrate Secondary and Primary Care Service
Plans in order to sustain quality care.
|Development of Primary Care Service Plans
||Establish systematic primary care to promote
the structured development of primary care. For example at the ministerial level the
following ministries can form a committee to more adequately address critical areas of
economic and social concern surrounding health. They are as follows:
· Health, Human Services -to
deal with all health issues
· Education and Human
Resource Development - for the education of the entire population especially women since
they are an integral part of the social and economic development of the country.
· Agriculture- for the
provision of food consistent with good nutrition.
· Prime Ministers
Office-for information Dissemination
· Communication and Works-
to supervise infrastructural development.
|How should the clinical aspect of primary care
||Improve management systems and provide health
care workers with greater responsibilities in managing care.
|There should be;
· Clinical protocols and
procedures to ensure uniformity of care and its continuity.
· Ease of referrals through
out the system.
· Emphasis on wellness
· Greater participation of
community doctors and auxillary staff in planning and development.
|Development of Secondary Care Service Plans
||Increase range of service provided under
||Secondary Service Plans should be supplemented
· New infrastructure, eg.
· Ambulance Services
Reorient Community Based Services focusing on the needs of the:
· mentally ill